from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carried by a sex chromosome, especially an X chromosome. Used of genes.
  • adjective Sexually determined. Used especially of inherited traits.

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  • adjective concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)


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